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Status of Teachers

  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 12 July 2017

    Organising teaching: Developing the power of the profession

    The challenges that face teachers often look very similar around the world. Global league tables are often behind the relentless pressure to drive test scores up, whilst the forces of global economic competition explain a race to the bottom on teachers’ working conditions. Teachers experience ever rising workloads, but perhaps...

    Organising teaching: Developing the power of the profession
  2. Standards and working conditions 10 July 2017

    The Philippines: Education union mobilises against low pay

    The Alliance of Concerned Teachers has firmly condemned what they see as Filipino public authorities’ anti-teacher statements and policies.

    The Philippines: Education union mobilises against low pay
  3. Standards and working conditions 7 July 2017

    Bermuda: Roll-back on commitments in pre-election negotiations

    The Bermuda Union of Teachers has condemned what it views as disrespect shown by the government-led public service negotiating team for walking back its agreement reached with union to advance quality education in the country.

    Bermuda: Roll-back on commitments in pre-election negotiations
  4. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 4 July 2017

    New OECD report critical of Romania’s education system

    Welcomed by the Free Trade Union Federation in Education, the report echoes many of the union’s concerns, from high-stakes testing to the need for greater teacher autonomy, in an in-depth examination of the education system.

    New OECD report critical of Romania’s education system
  5. Union growth 26 June 2017

    Education and Training Policy in the European Semester - Public Investment, Public Policy, Social Dialogue and Privatisation Patterns across Europe

    The European Union has answered to the economic and financial crisis, adopting the Europe 2020 Strategy plan for sustainable, smart economic growth. Education, employment, fighting poverty and social exclusion are at the hearth of the Europe 2020 Strategy and the EU-policy making, coordinated through the European Semester coordination. Since the...

    Education and Training Policy in the European Semester - Public Investment, Public Policy, Social Dialogue and Privatisation Patterns across Europe
  6. Standards and working conditions 23 June 2017

    Public Services Day: European education unions join the movement for a public service workers’ pay rise

    For Public Services Day, Education International’s European region, the European Trade Union Committee for Education, has reasserted that, after nine years of austerity, Europe’s public sector workers, including teachers, deserve a pay rise.

    Public Services Day: European education unions join the movement for a public service workers’ pay rise
  7. Standards and working conditions 19 June 2017

    Study opens new pathways for the future of education unions

    A new report by Education International looks at the empowerment and development of the teaching profession through best-practice examples of union renewal, organisation and growth.

    Study opens new pathways for the future of education unions
  8. Standards and working conditions 15 June 2017

    Increasing workloads taking a toll on Scottish teachers

    A combination of staffing cuts, revised curriculum and major changes to the exam system have led to growing wear and tear on teachers, according to a survey conducted by the Educational Institute of Scotland.

    Increasing workloads taking a toll on Scottish teachers
  9. Standards and working conditions 9 June 2017

    Japan: Union marks seven decades of commitment

    The Japan Teachers Union celebrated its 70th anniversary on 8 June, highlighting the work of the union in improving the working conditions and status of teachers.

    Japan: Union marks seven decades of commitment
  10. Future of work in education 7 June 2017

    Ukraine: education unionists deepen commitment to a values-based education

    Interactive activities, lively discussions and stirring speeches set the tone for a professional development workshop that brought together teacher union activists from all over Ukraine to explore ways of relaying democratic values in their teaching practice.

    Ukraine: education unionists deepen commitment to a values-based education
  11. Union growth 1 June 2017

    Teacher union renewal: developing the power of the profession

    Howard Stevenson

    The challenges that face teachers often look very similar around the world. Global league tables are often behind the relentless pressure to drive test scores up, whilst the forces of global economic competition explain a race to the bottom on teachers’ working conditions. Teachers experience ever rising workloads, but perhaps...

    Teacher union renewal: developing the power of the profession
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 1 June 2017

    UK: Report warns of low levels of protection for academic freedom

    The University and College Union has launched a report showing significantly lower levels of protection for academic freedom in the UK, when compared to other EU countries.

    UK: Report warns of low levels of protection for academic freedom
  13. Leading the profession 31 May 2017

    Constructing Teachers’ Professional Identity – learning from seven countries

    Philippa Cordingley

    Early stages in research projects are always a mix of aspirations, exploration of the research literature and growing clarity about key questions. In a research project that is as important as the one funded by Education International, to explore how national policies and cultural factors influence the development of teachers’...

    Constructing Teachers’ Professional Identity – learning from seven countries
  14. Standards and working conditions 31 May 2017

    We the Educators: Educational Technology and the Personalisation, Standardisation, Privatisation and Datafication of Education

    The objective of this literature review was exploratory in nature, and because of the depth of the literature (both academic and non-academic) available on standardisation, personalisation and privatisation, this review focuses primarily on scholarly articles and books published in the past decade.

    We the Educators: Educational Technology and the Personalisation, Standardisation, Privatisation and Datafication of Education
  15. Equity and inclusion 19 May 2017

    Women Teachers in Africa

    Nelly P. Stromquist

    A balanced representation of men and women teachers in the classroom creates a healthy environment, where children and youth have access to the wisdom and guidance of adults with varying experiences, attitudes, and skills. The presence of women teachers in two regions of the world, however, is quite weak. In...

    Women Teachers in Africa
  16. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 12 May 2017

    UK: MPs call halt to high-stakes primary testing

    Teacher unionists have welcomed a new report by the UK Commons Education Select Committee on Primary Assessment, highlighting the need to reform high-stakes tests in primary school.

    UK: MPs call halt to high-stakes primary testing
  17. Standards and working conditions 3 May 2017

    Putting teachers at the heart of education systems the focus in Rotterdam

    The message on day one of the Unite for Quality Education and Leadership Conference was clear, with educators looking at making sure that teachers themselves are the architects of the profession and of education systems.

    Putting teachers at the heart of education systems the focus in Rotterdam